From our house to yours a very Merry Christmas and warmest greetings of the season!
Here is our tree with real candles. Traditionally we light the candles, turn off the lights, sing a few carols then scurry to blow out the candles. Though we keep fire extinguishers nearby, we have yet to use them. We are very careful- from choosing a tree that is not too dense to keeping a watchful eye . The beauty of a candlelit tree can not be surpassed.
Wishing you a peaceful, joyful holiday and all the best for the New Year! See you in 2014!